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, the prosecution portraying george zimmerman as a, quote, want-to-be cop who profiled the teen. the neighborhood watchman is charged with second-degree murder. he pleaded not guilty saying it was self-defense. the judge did not allow jurors to consider a charge of third-degree murder by child abuse, a charge the defense team called outrageous. >> just when i thought this case couldn't get anymore bizarre, the state is seeking third-degree murder based on child abuse? is the court going to give this any serious contention or consideration? if so, we have a lot of talking to do. we can start with this was dumped on us sometime around 7:30 this morning. there was an e-mail -- oh, by the way, we've changed our lesser included request from aggravated assault to third-degree murder based on child abuse? >> joining us now live from sanford, florida, reporter sara daloff. explain what we can expect from the defense today. they have three hours of time to use, correct? >> reporter: that's what they've indicated to the judge they'll use for their closing arguments. those arguments are expected to kick off
in the defense then rested its case in the murder trial of george zimmerman this all going down yesterday. however, the big question was whether or not the self-described neighborhood watch volunteer would actually take the stand. >> whether or not you want to testify in this case. >> yes, your honor. >> after those discussions have you made a decision? >> yes, your honor. >> and what is your decision? >> after consulting with counsel, not to testify your honor. >> his attorney later spoke about that decision. >> it's strange. for a year and a half he's been hiding. now, we're done and, you know, a big part of him wanted to get in front of the jury and talk to them and say, this is my story, this is what i have done, this is why i did it. and give his side of his story. so it was a very difficult decision for george to make. >> again, no one getting that chance to hear from george zimmerman on the stand. closing arguments are expected to begin today before the case is sent to the jury. >>> the world is getting healthier but the u.s. is lagging behind in the progress. a new report on healt
attorneys are calling witnesses to the stand in the trial of george zimmerman. yesterday we heard from tracy martin, trayvon martin's father. he denied claims he told police investigators the screaming voice on a 911 tape was not his son's. >> do you recall officer asking you whether you could identify your son's voice? >> not -- not those exact words, but some to that nature, yes. >> okay. do you recall the words, as best that you can recall, he used? >> as best that i recall, that he played the tape. he basically just said, do you recognize the voice? >> and what was your response? >> my response was, that's -- i didn't tell him -- i didn't tell him, no, that wasn't trayvon. i kind of -- i think the chairs had wheels on them and i kind of pushed away from the -- away from the table and just kind of shook my head and said, i can't tell. >> so, your words were, i can't tell? >> something to that effect, but i never said, no, that that wasn't my son's voice. >> now, martin's testimony contradicts what two police officers said earlier in the trial. zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-de
egypt and zimmerman trial and great stuff on rick perry and how predictable george clooney's breakup was with stacy keibler. that's in "the cooler". >>> u.s. troops are supposed to be out of afghanistan by 2014. however the president may be considering a speedier exit. according to "the new york times," president obama is considering moving up the withdrawal and not leaving a residual force behind. in large part because he has grown frustrated with afghan president hamid karzai. they attended a video conference to smooth things over but it did not go well, according to reports, with the afghan president accusing americans trying to negotiate peace with the taliban without him. >>> meanwhile, a report conducted by the pakistani government says the government with gross incompetence in tracking osama bin laden. al jazeera said the country stopped trying to find him as early as 2005 and bin laden was lef living within the borders for nine years. it also explains how he escaped from tora bora and pakistan and how he was worried about overhead surveillance and he wore a cowboy hat while h
election. >>> the defense expected to rest this week in the murder trial of george zimmerman. yesterday a forensic pathologist testified that gun powder marks around the bullet hoelg in trayvon martin's chest suggest the 17-year-old was on top of the neighborhood watchman at the time of the shooting. >> so the wound itself by the gap, by the powder tattooing in the face of contact of the clothing indicated -- indicates that this is consistent with mr. zimmerman's account that he -- that mr. martin was over him leaning forward at the time he was shot. >> today the judge is expected to decide the fate of a 3d re-creation of the altercation between martin and zimmerman produced by the defense. last friday prosecutors filed a motion to block it in court. >>> let's go to boston. where two gangsters come face to face in a courtroom, you can expect things to get a little bit heated. yesterday, kevin weeks, a former partner of james whitey bulger took the stabbnd and testified against his former boss. he was asked if he has any remorse for the five killings. weeks responded, five people are dea
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